All American Team Award
At the America’s Clogging Hall of Fame (ACHF) World Championships each year, dancers get a chance to become part of the All American Team. There are three different age categories for the All American Teams. They are: Junior All American (ages 9-15), All American (ages 16-49), and Senior All American (ages 50 & over).
The All American Team nomination is based on leadership, dedication, team spirit, enthusiasm, and clogging skills. Each team director is responsible for submitting their nominations each year in hopes of their dancer receives one of the prestigious awards.
The biggest part of this honor is getting to dance with all of the All American recipients from other teams at the World Championships. When the dancer’s name is announced, they go to the stage and receive their custom embroidered jacket, and then they wear the jacket while dancing the All American Team dance.
The dance is a short hoedown where dancers partner up and circle, then split up, forming two columns called a highway. After the highway is formed, each couple has the chance to show off their freestyle footwork while dancing towards the cheering and excited audience.
Oak City is honored to have such outstanding members on our team, and those who have received this honor thus far are listed below!
Name Clogging Team Year All American Team
Hal Allred-Howell Dixie Dew Cloggers 1989 Adult
Marsha Taylor Bailey Mountain Cloggers 2000 Adult
Tayler Gentle Carolina Fusion 2012 Adult
Kathy Todd Oak City Clogging Crew 2013 Adult
Maranda Nussbaum Oak City Clogging Crew 2014 Adult
Sylvia Malagon Oak City Clogging Crew 2014 Senior
Allison Miller Oak City Clogging Crew 2015 Junior